Tuesday, May 06, 2008

A Prayer To The Holy Spirit

PfingstenI am going to reveal to you a secret of sanctity and happiness; if every day during five minutes you will keep your imagination quiet, shut your eyes to all the things of sense and close your ears to all the sounds of earth, so as to be able to withdraw into the sanctuary of your baptized soul, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit, speaking there to that Holy Sprit, saying:

O Holy Spirit, soul of my soul, I adore Thee, enlighten, guide, strengthen and console me; tell me what I ought to do and command me to do it. I promise to be submissive in everything that Thou shalt ask of me and to accept all that Thou permittest to happen to me, only show me what is Thy will.

If you do this, your life will pass happily and serenely, concolation will abound even in the midst of troubles; for grace will be given in proportion to the trial, as well as strength to bear it, bringing you to the gates of paradise full of merit. This submission to the Holy Spirit is the secret of sanctity.
Cardinal Mercier

The Holy Spirit, the breath of God that unites the Father and the Son, is the giver of all gifts, the sanctifier of all graces. It is difficult to comprehend why His help is not involed more consistently by those who wish to be witnesses to Christ. The Holy Spriti helps us, despite opposition, to prove Christianity to a sinful world.

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